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1991 R. López de Heredia Rioja Gran Reserva Viña Tondonia

Tempranillo Blend

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  • Papies wrote:

    August 28, 2013 - For us this wine is a story of one good bottle and 5 bottles looking for a repeat of that experience but to no unveil. We tried we promise.
    Today the wine was light in colour and looked way older than a 91. Sweet Rioja core, good fruit , spice, delicate wine. A lot of earthy, mushroom notes. Good wine but given bottle variation we are not sure how characteristic of the wine this bottle was.

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4 Comments

  • tarheel17 commented:

    8/28/2013 8:03pm - do you mind sharing where you purchased your six bottles from? I only have 2, and now I'm scared to open them!

  • Papies commented:

    8/29/2013 12:51am - to be honest it is not a seller issue (well sometimes it is i guess) in this case but mostly of spanish heat. Much like old italian wines we have had our fair share of bottle variation. We even bought stuff straight fromt he bodega that came in the super insulated box and we haev had issues with old Tondonias (see our note on the 1981 Gran Reserva) . The whites are btw super reliable and if u like the style among the most special wines ever.

    anyhow only one way to find out :) good luck

  • tarheel17 commented:

    8/29/2013 12:49pm - Thanks for the information. Guess I"ll just have to hope for the best...

  • Papies commented:

    8/29/2013 4:07pm - Any day

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